ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Every time a St. Louis Cardinals player hits a home run this season, more than $1,700 will be donated to a fund supporting health care for children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

It works like this: go to and make a donation to the Homers For Health program.

“Donations can be as little as twenty-five cents,” says Dan Buck, executive director of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. “We had two pledges come in for ten dollars for every home run the Cardinals will hit in 2012.”

He hopes that as pledges continue coming in, they can eventually top $2,000 per homer.

“The pledges will be collected only twice during the year,” Buck adds. “You’ll have a credit card bill in July at the All-Star break, and then another one at the end of the season for all the second-half homers. It’s very easy.”

Homers For Health was the brainchild of Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee.

They were on hand Thursday to help cut the ribbon to the “Rally Squirrel Playground”, made possible by donations to the Rally Squirrel charity.

“This play area will not be the last thing we build together,” according to Holliday. “If Cardinals Nation continues to rally around this hospital, we are going to do some amazing things in the years ahead at Cardinal Glennon.”

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